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Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he called his twelve disciples and he gave them authority over foul spirits to cast them out, and to heal every ailment and disease.
2But the names of the twelve Apostles were these: the first of them, Shimeon who was called Kaypha, and Andraeus his brother, and Yaqob Bar Zebedee, and Yohannan his brother,
3And Philippus, Bar Tolmay, and Thoma, and Mattay the Tax Collector, and Yaqob Bar Halphi, and Lebai who was called Thadi,
4And Shimeon The Zealot, and Yehuda Skariota, he who betrayed him.
5These twelve Yeshua sent and he commanded them and he said, “You shall not go by a road of the heathen and you shall not enter a city of the Samaritans.”
6“But go especially to the sheep that have been lost of the house of Israel.”
7“And as you are going, preach and say “The Kingdom of Heaven has come near.”
8“Heal the sick, purify the lepers and cast out demons; freely you have received, freely give.”
9“You shall not retain gold, neither silver, nor copper in your moneybags,”
10“Neither wallet for the way, nor two coats, neither shoes, nor staff, for a laborer is worthy of his provisions.”
11“Whichever city or village you enter, ask who is worthy in it and stay there until you leave.”
12“And when you enter a household, invoke the peace of the household.”
13“And if that household is worthy, your blessing of peace will come upon it, but if not, your blessing of peace will return unto you.”
14“But whoever does not receive you, neither listens to your words, when you depart from the house or from the village, shake the sand from your feet.”
15“And truly I say to you, it will be tranquil in the day of judgment for the land of Sadom and Ammora compared to that city.”
16“Behold, I am sending you as lambs among wolves; be therefore crafty as snakes and innocent as doves.”
17“But beware of the children of men, for they will deliver you to the courts and they will scourge you in their synagogues.”
18“And they will bring you before Governors and Kings because of me, for their testimony and that of the Gentiles.”
19“But when they arrest you, do not be anxious how or what you will speak, for it will be given to you in that hour what you should say.”
20“For it will not be you speaking, but The Spirit of your Father speaking in you.”
21“But brother will deliver his brother to death, and a father his son, and children will rise against their parents and will put them to death.”
22“And you will be hated by everyone because of my name, but whoever will endure until the end, he will be saved.”
23“But when they persecute you in this city, flee to another, for truly I say to you, you will not have finished all the cities of the house of Israel until The Son of Man come.”
24“No disciple is greater than his master, neither a servant than his lord.”
25“It is enough for a disciple to be like his master and for a servant to be like his lord. If they have called the lord of the house Beelzebub, how much more the children of his household?”
26“Therefore you shall not be afraid of them, for there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden, that will not be known.”
27“Whatever I tell you in the darkness, say it in the light, and whatever you hear with your ears, preach on the rooftops.”
28“And you shall not be afraid of those who kill the body that are not able to kill the soul; rather be afraid of him who can destroy soul and body in Gehenna.”
29“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny, and not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father?”
30“But your hairs of your head are all numbered.”
31“You shall not be afraid, therefore; you are better than many sparrows.”
32“Everyone, therefore, who will confess me before children of men, I shall confess him also before my Father who is in Heaven.
33But whoever will deny me before the children of men, I shall deny him also before my Father who is in Heaven.
34Think not that I have come to bring peace in the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.
35I have come to divide a man against his father and a daughter against her mother and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law,
36And a man's enemies will be the members of his household.
37Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
38And everyone who does not take his cross and come after me is not worthy of me.
39Whoever will lose his life for my sake will find it; whoever will find his life will lose it.
40Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me.
41Whoever receives a Prophet in the name of a Prophet receives the reward of the Prophet, and whoever receives The Righteous One in the name of The Righteous One receives the reward of The Righteous One.
42“And everyone who gives one of these little ones a cup of cold water only to drink, in the name of a disciple, amen, I say to you, he will not lose his reward.”